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2011 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose
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2011 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose

Producer: Chateau de Pibarnon
Style: Rose
Grape Type: Mourvedre
Origin: France
Region: Provence

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2012

(a 50/50 blend of mourvedre and cinsault):  Light orange.  Pungent, spice-accented aromas of dried red fruits, orange peel and lavender.  Fresh and racy on entry, then fuller in the middle, offering powerful red fruit and citrus flavors and a touch of candied anise.  Finishes rich but dry, with firm grip, excellent length and lingering floral and spice notes.

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About Provence

Provence, which stretches from Nîmes to Nice, is best known as a bottomless source of pink wine. But across the region, numerous Provence appellations produce highly distinctive red wines that express multiple variations on a ripe, Southern theme; the most famous appellation is Bandol, which is noted for powerful game- and earth-scented red wines based on the sturdy, late-ripening Mourvedre grape.
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Mourvedre

A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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